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Some Diophantine equations of the form $x^{2}-py^{2} =z$

Author: Walter Feit
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 129 (2001), 623-625
MSC (2000): Primary 11D09, 11R11
Published electronically: October 2, 2000
MathSciNet review: 1800243
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Abstract: Let $p = a^{2} + (2b)^{2}$ be a prime. It is shown that each of the two Diophantine equations $x^{2}-py^{2} =a$ or $4b$ has integral solutions.

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Walter Feit
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Yale University, Box 208283, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8283

Keywords: Quadratic field, prime
Received by editor(s): January 20, 2000
Published electronically: October 2, 2000
Communicated by: David Rohrlich
Article copyright: © Copyright 2000 American Mathematical Society